Did You Know the IMF Silently Recognized XRP In 2018?

  • Despite the ongoing delay in the Summary Judgement and the disappointment faced by XRP token holders, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently initiated support for governments worldwide in creating their own Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).
  • Notably, the IMF has shown previous interest in the XRP token, while also announcing the development of a global platform to enable CBDC interoperability.

Despite the ongoing delay in the Summary Judgement and the disappointment faced by XRP token holders, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently initiated support for governments worldwide in creating their own Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

Notably, the IMF has shown previous interest in the XRP token, while also announcing the development of a global platform to enable CBDC interoperability. Additionally, Ripple Labs has already been assisting various companies and central banks in exploring the potential of CBDC implementation.

However, Ripple’s primary focus lies on the United States market, as it is strategically crucial for their full-scale expansion. Nevertheless, it remains uncertain whether the US Federal Reserve’s FedNow service will eventually incorporate cryptocurrency payments, including XRP.

XRP Acknowledged as Virtual Currency by IMF

During a presentation titled “The Regulation of Virtual Currencies” in 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) acknowledged XRP as a virtual currency. In their description, the IMF referred to XRP as a coin created by Ripple to serve as a digital asset for facilitating payments. Notably, the IMF also highlighted XRP’s potential in cross-currency border payments, which aligns with the IMF’s efforts to address this issue for central banks. In the presentation, XRP was characterized as follows:

“(XRP) is the token used to carry out cross-border, cross-currency payments through the Ripple network.”

The IMF further classified virtual currencies as assets that are “not government-issued,” whereas Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are issued by central banks. The IMF recognized that Ripple’s expertise in cross-border payments could be utilized in the IMF project, regardless of the specific involvement of the XRP token.

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